Random Thoughts after Watching Barton Fink

Off the top of my head, I can’t think of many great movies about writers. The best films of that genre, funnily enough, involve writers who are blocked: Barton Fink, The Shining, and Shakespeare in Love. Writers who are sometimes utterly, madly frustrated, are infinitely more interesting–or at least more cinematic– than those competent and steady hands who work consistently.

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